The eyes took centre stage on the ABC's health report this week.
No one starts their day planning for an eye injury. Up to 90% of workplace eye injuries can be prevented by wearing appropriate eye protection. Dangerous activities include gardening, especially with powered tools, nail guns, metal/wood work, sudden release of bungee/shock cord, squash and racquet sports, cleaning with chemicals especially overhead.
Recovery from these injuries can be a long, slow process and can have lifelong effects on both vision, employment and wellbeing. Please ensure that you wear protective eyewear now matter how small a job at work or at home. With basic safety glasses costing less than a cup of coffee, there's really nor reason not to wear them. Your optometrist can advise you on the best option to protect your vision and can arrange comfortable prescription certified glasses for optimal vision.